The Mental Health Foundation in the UK have published a report on Relationships in the 21st century: the forgotten foundation of mental health and wellbeing.
From the website:
People who are more socially connected to family, friends, or their community are happier, physically healthier and live longer, with fewer mental health problems than people who are less well connected.
It’s not just the number of friends you have, and it’s not whether or not you’re in a committed relationship, but it’s the quality of your close relationships that matters. Living in conflict or within a toxic relationship is more damaging than being alone.
1. Children and Young People
3. Later Life
5. Mental Health Experiences
Make relationships today and reap the benefits for your health and wellbeing.